Coffee Tables

kartell panier basket/table

Table, container, and magazine rack, all in one. How much do we love the Bouroullec brothers? Let us count the ways…

“designed by ronan and erwan bouroullec for kartell, the pannier is a “container-basket” measuring 24″ dia x 9″ h. constructed in four modules which are then assembled, the pannier is topped by a transparent lid, allowing it to function as a simple table, magazine rack, and container. made of polycarbonate, the object is available in 8 colors.”

unicahome.com is now accepting advance orders, scheduled to
be released in late September.

Purchase Information:

Price: $271.00
Availability: Buy kartell panier basket/table here

Konstantin Grcic: Diana Series

While I’ve seen one or two of this series before, never have I seen them grouped together in such an impressive way, nor in so many different colors. And, yes, of course, it is slightly more expensive than your usual run-of-the-mill side/coffee table, but it’s not your usual run-of-the-mill side/coffee table. So, there you have it.

“The Diana series numbered from A to F allow you to create your own art installation. Side table? Cubist Sculpture? Lectern? Notebook stand? Reference library? Konstantin Grcic’s new series of sheet metal tables is open to a wide range of interpretations and uses and, most importantly, to the imagination. Just as words are built from letters, the Diana tables combine with other furniture and objects in ever-varying visual contexts. With the Diana alphabet from A to F, a living room can be transformed to a CAFE or to a word from an entirely new, entirely personal language. iF Award Winner & reddot Award Winner.”
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Sheet metal, powder coated.

Diana E Cubist Sidetable pictured on right,
21.7 (H) x 20.9 (W) x 9.8 (D)

Color Choice:
Jet black (RAL 9005)
Basalt grey (RAL 7012)
Cream white (RAL 9001)
Custom Color, please email preference after purchase. (+$300.00)

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,190.00
Availability: Buy Konstantin Grcic: Diana Series here

‘folded’ coffee table

Check it out, an origami-ish coffee table. No, it doesn’t fold up, but the surface appears to have been folded/unfolded with it’s ‘sloping planes’. It would look pretty killer in person; I’m willing to bet money on it.

“inspired by the art of origami, the ‘folded’ table is yet another in a recent line of impressive designs by arik levy. available in two heights, this rectangular coffee table is supported by a chromed steel base, and has an .5″ thick plastic top made using ‘carousel moulding’ – a process which allows a full consistancy of materials and a polished, scratch resistant surface. the three-dimensional table top is something to be admired, with it’s asymmetrical sloping planes – like, naturally, a sheet of folded origami paper – which creates a diamond-like effect when light is shined upon it. and yet, the inclinations are very slight, so you won’t have to worry about things sliding off.”

by Arik Levy
top available in two colors : standard black or burgundy red.
dimensions : 29.75″w x 51.1″l : high version – 18.5″h : low version – 11″h

(This item’s link and price was updated 02/24/10.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $870.00
Availability: Buy ‘folded’ coffee table here

Slim Slant Coffee Table

‘Wow’ was the first word that came to mind upon first viewing of this table. It’s got so much style you won’t know what to do with it…it’s also eco-friendly, which means you won’t feel guilty about the price tag.

“Constructed of eco-friendly bamboo ply, the Slim Slant coffee table is part of the forward-thinking furniture line offered by Rhubarb Decor. It boasts useful spaces for books to lean naturally which reduces fatigue on their spines.”

18″ d x 60″ w x 16″ h

Purchase Information:

Price: $1050.00
Availability: Buy Slim Slant Coffee Table here

Archipi

This is pretty amazing.

“Archipi is a sculptural presence in high-gloss lacquered wood.

Originally based on a request from a customer, the challenge was to create a table without any visible joint, complete in high-gloss. The resulting piece is a product of a several week process, equally at home as a coffee table or in the garage next to your ferrari.”

Product Specs

Dimensions: 60.25″W x 40″D x 15.25″H
Materials: Lacquered Wood.

Purchase Information:

Price: $6900
Availability: Buy Archipi here

Box Table

The Box Table from Brazilian architect and designer Ilse Lang. The table features a ‘box’ leg which rotates out to reveal a hidden storage area. The wood is a veneer of sustainably grown Pau Ferro.

Update: This item is no longer available through original retailer. (10/30/09)

Purchase Information:

Price: $898
Availability: Buy Box Table here

Matt Gagnon : Paper Table

Yep, it’s a bit more than maybe most of you would like to spend on a coffee table, BUT it’s made out of recycled paper and it’s freaking cool. Save your pennies and it’ll be worth it, trust me.

“Recycled newsprint boards cut and fused to create a coffee table to hold your current reading materials. With the addition of new magazines the form of the table is complete. “

Solid: 16h x 12w x 40l

Purchase Information:

Price: $3,400.00
Availability: Buy Matt Gagnon : Paper Table here

Snow Table

Nendo: Snow Table
Swedese, Sweden.

“Designed by Nendo in Japan. Have you ever awaked in the morning to a soft blanket of snow covering your yard and smiled? Perhaps it is because there is something about the winter that appeals to the minimalist in all of us. Everything covered in a nice clean white veil, the hard edges of ice on the windows. With the Snow Table, designedy Nendo for Swedese you can bring some of that winter beauty into your home. This modular and expandable table is made by connecting a series of snowflake shaped white plywood sections together, and placing an appropriately sized pane of glass on top. We love the modular aspect of it that makes it possible to expand as necessary, or as desired.”

Material: White lacquered “snow flakes” in MDF. Clear Glass Top. Simple assembly required.

Context Furniture William & Mary Tables

So if you need some surface space on a small budget, I’d recommend taking a look at these tables. I think they’ve got a lot of punch for the price (quite fond of the stylized shaping of the legs with the laminated top).

“Context Furniture’s William & Mary tables add a different kind of contrast, with their ultrasmooth laminate surfaces and aluminum legs. The silhouettes (again, especially in the legs, but also in the shaping of the tabletop edges) still draw on historical designs, but the overall result is distinctly modern.”

Some color options: black knight, invasion red, monarch white, royal blue

Materials: Anodized aluminum legs with 3/4 inch laminated, multi-ply top.

Small Round Table 16.5″H x17″Diam
$198.00

Round Table 12.50″H x29″Diam (center hole diameter is 8″).
$315.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $198
Availability: Buy Context Furniture William & Mary Tables here

nesting coffee tables

Nesting coffee tables: great for spreading out for game night and look compact when put away.

“Use together or separately : wood construction : brushed metal legs : simple assembly : Chocolate (shown) or white : set of 2
small 28″sq x 10.25″h.
large 32″ x 26″ x 16.25″h. ”

Update: This item is unfortunately no longer available. (10/30/09)

Purchase Information:

Price: $129.99
Availability: Buy nesting coffee tables here

Brasilia Table

This table is so cool. Made of molded bent wood, it has no visible joints- that coupled with the sleek loop design and lovely finish, it’s sure to amaze even the most exacting furniture snobs (and if it doesn’t, who cares about them anyways).

Material: molded bent wood.

Size/Finish options:
Small size in Birch wood: Size: W 39.3″ x D 39.3″ x 11″ H
Small size in Walnut Wood: Size: W 39.3″ x D 39.3″ x 11″ H: (+$1625.00)
Large size in Birch Wood: Size: W 47.2″ x D 47.2″ x 11″ H: (+$450.00)
Large size in Walnut Wood: Size: W 47.2″ x D 47.2″ x 11″ H: (+$1950.00)

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,650.00
Availability: Buy Brasilia Table here

Aureole

If you’ve got some money to spend on a really cool light/table, then I’d recommend this one:

“The top surface is a frosted acrylic four inches tall and the whole mass lights up. You can pick from several animation and color options to create limitless combinations to suit your mood.”

Designed by Dario Antonioni.

Square: 42″ x 42″ x 14″H
Round: 42″ dia x 14″H

Materials: Frosted acrylic, steel, wood & electronics

Purchase Information:

Price: $2400.00
Availability: Buy Aureole here

Carved Base Coffee Table

Carved wood base in a star-shape jointed at the middle supports a circular glass tabletop for a look that’s part rugged, part refined, yet still simple and elegant.

* Wood / glass
* 17″h, 36″w glass top, 25″w wood base
* Imported
* This item ships UPS Ground and cannot be expedited
* Promo price is UrbanOutfitters.com exclusive
* Offer available for online purchases only

Purchase Information:

Price: $225
Availability: Buy Carved Base Coffee Table here

Kirei Mod Coffee Table

Look at this- an environmentally friendly coffee table that looks like it shouldn’t be (and, by that, I just mean that it’s suprising that it is)…I really like the stark contrast between the matte white and natural fibers. Well done!

“A graphic coffee table featuring Kirei board, an environmentally friendly material made from the reclaimed stalks of the sorghum plant. Normally an agricultural waste product, the discarded stalks are bonded into a sheet glued with formaldehyde-free adhesives. The result is a beautiful textured material that looks like plant cells. We’ve clad the Kirei in matte white acrylic with areas cut away to form a strong graphic motif.”

Material: Kirei & Acrylic.

33w x 33d x 10h (inches)

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,100.00
Availability: Buy Kirei Mod Coffee Table here

Ripple Coffee Table

One of the newer coffee table designs from Blu Dot, this particular table gives adequate surface area with a subtle design flair. Available in Whitened Oak or Espresso finished wood with metal legs.

12h x36L x 36w

Purchase Information:

Price: $449.00
Availability: Buy Ripple Coffee Table here